Last summer, I worked in northern Baffin Island, and I spent many days walking in vast areas of unexplored and untouched land.
It was always a shock to visit the sea; for there, and specifically along the shores of Tremblay Sound, the beaches were depressingly colorful with the blue, white and green remains of the garbage bags used for human wastes — compliments of the spring sea ice and the settlement of Pond Inlet. It was a stark reminder that man’s presence equals pollution.
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